Java, Bali Governors Issue Regulations on Implementation of PPKM
In a bid to slow down the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Indonesian Government has decided to implement restrictions on community activities (PPKM) on 11-25 January 2021.
“We monitor that on the cumulative cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia has 828,026 cases with a recovery rate of 82.3 percent and a case fatality rate of 2.93 percent, a positivity rate of 15.73 percent and active cases of 14.84 percent,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said during a press statement after a limited meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (11/01).
PPKM is imposed in regions that meet one of four parameters, namely active case rate above the national level, death rate above the national level, cure rate below the national level, and ICU BOR (Bed Occupancy Rate) availability and isolation rooms above 70 percent.
Minister of Home Affairs, Airlangga stated, has instructed regional heads to implement PPKM, which is stated in the Minister of Home Affairs Instruction Number 1 of 2021.
“This instruction has been followed up with issuance of regulations and circulars from regional heads of 7 provinces,” Airlangga said.
The following are the details of the regional head regulations:
- Special Capital Region of Jakarta
PPKM in the province, covering 6 administrative regencies/municipalities, is regulated through Governor Regulation Number 3 of 2021 and Governor Decree Number 19 0f 2021.
- West Java
PPKM in the province is regulated through Governor Decree Number 443 and Governor Decree Number 11 of 2021 as well as Circular Number 72 of 2021. The restrictions will cover 20 regencies/municipalities, namely Bogor Regency, Bekasi Regency, Bogor City, Depok City, Bekasi City, Bandung, Cimahi City, Bandung Regency, West Bandung, Sumedang, Sukabumi, Cirebon, Garut, Karawang, Kuningan, Ciamis, Majalengka, Subang, Tasikmalaya, and Banjar.
- Central Java
The restriction in the province is regulated through Circular of Governor Number 443 of 2021, covering Semarang Raya (Semarang City, Salatiga, Semarang Regency, Kendal, Demak, and Grobogan); Solo Raya (Surakarta City, Sukoharjo, Boyolali, Karanganyar, Sragen, Klaten, and Wonogiri); Banyumas Raya (Banyumas, Purbalingga, Cilacap, Banjarnegara, and Kebumen); as well as Magelang City, Kudus, Pati, Rembang, and Brebes.
- East Java
The restriction is regulated through Circular of Governor of East Java Number 800/120 of 2021, covering 11 regencies/municipalities, namely Surabaya City, Sidoarjo, Gresik, Malang City, Malang, Batu City, Madiun City, Madiun, Lamongan, Ngawi, and Blitar.
PPKM in the Banten Province is regulated through Instruction of Governor Number 1 of 2021. The restrictions will be implemented in 3 regencies/municipalities, namely Tangerang City, Tangerang Regency, and South Tangerang City.
- Special Region of Yogyakarta
The restriction is regulated through Instruction of Governor Number 1 of 2021. It will be imposed in 5 regencies/municipalities, including Yogyakarta City, Bantul Regency, Gunung Kidul Regency, Sleman Regency, and Kulon Progo Regency.
The restriction in the province is regulated through Governor Circular Number 1 of 2021. It will be implemented in 5 regencies/municipalities, such as Denpasar City, Badung Regency, Gianyar Regency, Klungkung Regency, and Tabanan Regency.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Airlangga went on to say, expressed hope that the two-week restrictions will reduce the curve of mortality rate as well as the rate of transmission.
The President also stated the importance of discipline in implementing health protocols during activities, including wearing a face mask, washing hands, maintaining physical distancing, and avoiding crowds. “Sport is not prohibited, for example, cycling is not prohibited, but the gathering of crowds before and after cycling must follow health protocols,” he said.
The Government will also encourage the implementation of special operation “Yustisi Operation” to monitor the implementation of health protocols. (TGH/UN) (FI/MMB)